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  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

    About the programme
  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

LLI-445 Sensory gardens for social inclusion in LAT-LIT area (Sensory Gardens)

Statistics of Lithuania and Latvia show, that during the last decades, the number of people with mental, emotional, behavioral and physical disorders have significantly increased. In pursuit of social, spiritual and physical well-being and quality of life of every person, Sensory gardens infrastructure and equipment will be installed at the Center of Recreation and Rehabilitation „Pusynas“ in Palanga, St. Francis of Assisi monastery in Klaipeda and at SIA “Piejūras slimnīca” in Liepāja.

Sensory Gardens will be innovative green sensory space suitable for people of all ages, any possible disorders or illnesses. The sensory garden design is based on seven human senses. Properly selected plants in the garden and their groups will ensure the stimulation or suppression of these sensations. Sensory gardens will be built according to the principles of universal design which suits all socially vulnerable groups. Activities in the sensory garden will be dedicated for promoting social inclusion and mental and physical health recreation. Therapeutic measures will be aimed at improving the emotional state, reducing the effects of stress, developing the ability to be “here and now”, increasing attentiveness, and reducing the manifestations of depression and socially active, support cognitive functions. Scientists emphasize the multifaceted positive impact on a person in such a garden. Emotional, psychological, physical, intellectual and social integration effects are considerable. Sensory gardens increase sense of community, encourage work in groups, communication and collaboration skills, builds self-esteem and dignity.

Project’s goal is to develop an innovative method for social inclusion. The project offers new solutions for both countries. During the project a new and innovative methodology for promotion of social inclusion and recreation of health using Sensory garden’s environment in the Lithuanian and Latvian languages will be created. Theory-based and practical training courses for gaining and improving of competencies and skills of specialists and other groups (teachers, family members, volunteers, etc) will be organized. In total 254 participants will be trained and project’s partners will share examples of good practice.

Last updated: 30.09.2020 10:41